Choosing blank Word document opens two Word sessions


  1. Posts : 479
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
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    Choosing blank Word document opens two Word sessions


    I'm using Office Pro 2019 Retail build 2002 (12527.20278).

    When one Word session is already open (be it a blank or saved document) and I choose to open another new blank Word session by clicking on the Office Word app (in Start menu) and then choosing "Blank document", it opens two extra blank Word sessions instead of one. So I'll be having 3 Word sessions total.

    This only happens when a Word session is already open and I open another one through the Office Word app.

    Anyone else noticing this?
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  2. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 935
    Windows 10 Pro
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    JohnnyGui said:
    I'm using Office Pro 2019 Retail build 2002 (12527.20278).

    When one Word session is already open (be it a blank or saved document) and I choose to open another new blank Word session by clicking on the Office Word app (in Start menu) and then choosing "Blank document", it opens two extra blank Word sessions instead of one. So I'll be having 3 Word sessions total.

    This only happens when a Word session is already open and I open another one through the Office Word app.

    Anyone else noticing this?
    Yes, same here. Although I had to turn the Start screen back on, I have it turned off by default.

    With the Start screen turned off, it doesn't happen
    File menu > Options > General > Start up options > untick Show the Start screen etc
    (that Start screen annoys the bejeebers out of me ! )

    With this off, Word just auto opens with a blank page for every session, single or multiple sessions.
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  3. Posts : 479
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
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    idgat said:
    Yes, same here. Although I had to turn the Start screen back on, I have it turned off by default.

    With the Start screen turned off, it doesn't happen
    File menu > Options > General > Start up options > untick Show the Start screen etc
    (that Start screen annoys the bejeebers out of me ! )

    With this off, Word just auto opens with a blank page for every session, single or multiple sessions.
    Thanks for verifying, I have sent a feedback about this.
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  4. Windowpain's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    This has got to be one of the most inane things I have heard. It took a lot of searching to find this answer. I would be surprised if you got a response from your feedback.

    This is something simple and stupid that should have been fixed in an update long ago. Anyway, thank you for figuring this out. Opening a new Word doc and getting 2 new ones isn't earth shattering but it was annoying.
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